Wedding season is here! Every year brides arrive at the salon glowing with excitement and nervous that they will leave “not looking like themselves.” Jenny and I want our brides to feel as though they are the best versions of themselves on their wedding day. A lot of brides feel overwhelmed once the trial arrives because they have been so inundated with everyone telling them how they should wear their hair or makeup. My fiancé, my mom, my best friend think I should do this…. But I like these photos…. I want to look like a glamorous version of myself… I’m not sure what to do. These responses to your wedding day trial are fine! Jenny and I are here to create the perfect look for you and help you feel confident on your wedding. Be ready to sit back, relax and tell us all your ideas.
We recommend arriving at the salon with clean dry hair, a clean face without makeup and a shirt that is the same color as your wedding dress. Some brides will meet with Jenny for both hair and makeup, while others will have Jenny for hair and me for makeup. Either way we try to schedule trials so that you will walk out with a complete look. Once you arrive we take the time to discuss any photos you have sent or brought with you. We talk about your concerns and decide on the goals we want to attain. This is the time to experiment and try things you may want but have never tried before. We can always change things the day of the wedding if something does not suit you during the trial.
Once we do the consultation and decide on our goal we begin working. We may stop to ask your opinion or clarify your wants. But, typically we create a complete hair or makeup, show you the look and then modify any needed changes. This is a great time for us to get to know you, learn about your style and hear about your wedding.
Once you are done we recommend taking photos so you can see how the hair and makeup show up in pictures. Makeup definitely translates differently in photographs because it takes a heavier application to show. We want you to be comfortable in the look but also like the way it photographs. We recommend spending the day in your look and thinking about it for a few days. Once you decided if you want any changes please email us and we will be able to adjust anything. Your hair and makeup trial should be a fun and enjoyable stepping stone toward walking down the aisle.